[sudo-users] Understanding why processes launched by sudo do not inherit the controlling terminal

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Thu Jun 18 11:35:09 EDT 2009

In message <2cfc40320906180756p648260cdjc8e1ebc18694da1c at mail.gmail.com>
	so spake Jon Seymour (jon.seymour):

> In other words, it has nothing to do with sudo at all - it's su
> behaviour. Mmm. How strange.
> Thanks very much for suggestion that, since it has got me a lot closer
> to understanding the issue. If you have any ideas about what to look
> at next, I'd certainly love to hear them!

This is probably related to the problems seen here:

One person reported that the problem was caused by a PAM-related
patch RedHat made to coreutils (which includes su).

 - todd

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